Multiple claimants in a North Carolina Bus Accident

WBTV Channel 3 Reported on August 23, 2013 that a bus carrying US Army Reserve Soldiers crashed in Mooresville, North Carolina. 29 soldiers were injured. All but two of the soldiers were released within 24 hours. The bus was a Motor Coach bus. The driver of the bus lost control of the bus while making a turn causing the bus to flip.

In this type of case the lawsuit would be brought by the soldiers against the bus driver and the company that owned the bus – Motor Coach. Bus drivers are required to have a commercial driver’s license. So one of the first tasks would be to see whether the driver had this commercial license. The second task would be to determine why the bus flipped.

Another item in this type of case is that there are multiple claimants. Where there isn’t a conflict of interest between claimants (and there doesn’t appear to be one here) the claimants could each bring their own claim using the same lawyer. The claims would usually be consolidated into one case to save time and costs.

Another issue is how claims by soldiers are handled. A skilled personal injury lawyer will know, for example, whether the statute of limitations is different for soldiers, how soldiers can get papers and participate in a lawsuit and more.

How our firm can help

Anyone who has been in a car accident, in North Carolina or Virginia, or who knows someone who was killed in a car accident because of the negligence of another needs to have legal help. Contact Norfolk Injury Lawyer Joe Miller or call us toll free at 888-694-1671 for more information on how to proceed, how to work with your doctors, and whether you might have a significant recovery coming your way